427 - Grave of Rev. Hugh Martin Childress, Sr. - Coleman County, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 31° 59.670 W 099° 40.341
14R E 436488 N 3540024
Quick Description: He was also a Texas Ranger.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/3/2019 3:53:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM112BM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
Views: 4

Long Description:
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"Rev. Childress was a Methodist minister, he served as a first lieutenant of the permanent Volunteer Company of Texas Militia under Captain Robert M. Williamson and in Colonel John Henry Moore's Battalion for 50 days in 1835. In 1836 he served as a private in the Ranger Corps of Mounted Riflemen under Captian John J. Tumlinson. Captain Hugh M. Childress participated in the Battle of the Salado and in the Dawson Massacre, he received his final discharge on 20 August 1851.

He was known as the "Bear Hunter Preacher".

Type of marker: Numbered

UMC Historic Site #: 427

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